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  • Episode:

    4 of 8

  • Title:

    Foreign Bodies

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 14 Apr 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 16 2019 : Sat 13 Apr - Fri 19 Apr

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  • Published:

    Wed 03 Apr 2019

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Across London, a reception for foreign diplomats is interrupted by the news of a cholera outbreak in Soho.


Series overview


Critically-acclaimed historical drama, Victoria, returns for a third series on ITV with Jenna Coleman reprising her role as the young Queen, alongside Tom Hughes as Prince Albert.


Starting in 1848, the third instalment of the lavish drama depicts a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the monarchy. With revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, Victoria is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety.


Joining the leads, Laurence Fox (Lewis) plays charismatic and wayward Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston, whilst Tony and Olivier Award nominee Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) takes the role of Victoria’s mysterious sister Feodora, who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life.


In addition, actor and comedian John Sessions (The Loch) stars as Prime Minister John Russell, whilst Lily Travers (Kingsman) plays the Duchess of Monmouth. Nicholas Audsley (The White Princess), David Burnett (The Mummy) and Sabrina Bartlett (Versailles) also join the cast as new characters.


Produced by leading drama indie Mammoth Screen as a co-production with MASTERPIECE, and created by writer and producer Daisy Goodwin.



Episode 4


Victoria and Albert are still at loggerheads after their return from Osborne and Victoria ignores a letter from Skerrett, who has now left her service, whilst Albert intends to depart for Cambridge, having been invited to be Chancellor of the University.


Across London, a reception for foreign diplomats is interrupted by the news of a cholera outbreak in Soho and the eccentric Dr. Snow visits those suffering and becomes determined to find the cause of the disease. With the illness spiralling out of control, Victoria visits a hospital with Palmerston and meets a young nurse called Florence Nightingale who ells her that the disease cannot be airborne. As a result, Victoria summons Snow to the Palace just as he he makes a breakthrough.


Meanwhile, the Francatellis host an opening dinner for their new hotel and Penge has noticed the growing attraction between Sophie and Joseph.